The Snows of Kilimanjaro
On any sunny day, the peak of
Kilimanjaro can be seen from afar.
Legend has it that the frozen carcass
of a leopard lies there in the snow.
How did it reach that no man's land
and be in a league of its own?
On the way to get there giant groundsels
guard this sacred place like warriors.
Endless days fly by between them.
I tried to climb that kind of height,
and reach my full potential, but my poems
are still so dull. How sad! I could do better.
I'm trying, but time is running out.
All my time has been wasted on making ends meet.
Mediocrity is all I'm going to achieve.
Beaten down and tired, I'll never reach
the summit and shine like the snows of Kilimanjaro.
(© November 18, 2023, godog)
Team Wim Hof's record was less than 32 hours and 15 guys wore only shorts.